Work Area: Arbitration

ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has refused to disqualify three arbitrators who issued a US$265 million award in favour of the Panama Canal Authority, ruling that their alleged failure to disclose certain professional relationships did not call their impartiality into question.

23 February 2021

Jones Day hires former US Executive Director of IDB

Jones Day has strengthened its Latin American disputes offering by hiring the former US Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – Eliot Pedrosa – as partner in Miami.

18 February 2021

Guatemala launches counterclaim in mining dispute

Guatemala has lodged a counterclaim in a US$350 million DR-CAFTA dispute with third-party funded mining investors, seeking damages for alleged misrepresentation and a failure to meet environmental commitments.

16 February 2021

Mexico can't appeal Canadian judge's NAFTA ruling

A Canadian court has said Mexico cannot appeal a judge’s decision to uphold a jurisdictional award in favour of a group of US casino investors pursuing a US$450 million NAFTA claim.

11 February 2021

Korean investor threatens Peru with arbitration over blocked gas sale

A Korean energy company has threatened Peru with a treaty claim, accusing the state of blocking the billion-dollar sale of its gas investments in the Amazon basin.

10 February 2021

ICC orders Brazilian pulp deal to proceed

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has ruled that a company owned by two controversial Brazilian brothers must proceed with the multibillion-dollar sale of a pulp maker to a business run by one of Asia’s wealthiest families.

09 February 2021

L O Baptista restocks disputes practice with hires

Following the recent departure of its entire arbitration group, L O Baptista Advogados has incorporated two Brazilian firms – giving it two arbitration partners and a corporate lawyer of the same rank – as it continues to form a new, multidisciplinary disputes practice.

08 February 2021

DLA Piper arbitration partner rejoins Argentine state team

Mariana Lozza has left the partnership at DLA Piper to return to the Argentine Treasury Attorney General’s Office, where she will lead the state’s defence in international arbitrations.

08 February 2021

Mexico power bill draws warning of treaty claims

A Mexican business lobby has warned the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that proposed reforms to the country’s electric market amount to “indirect expropriation” and may lead investors to file treaty claims.

05 February 2021

Petrobras liable over offshore oil platforms

Brazil's Petrobras has been ordered to pay damages in a US$570 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over an offshore oil and gas project after it "effectively abandoned" allegations that the claimant had engaged in bribery and bid-rigging.

04 February 2021

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